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Alaska's governor dropped his reelection bid and endorsed a Democrat against his GOP challenger who is leading in the polls

29 days ago   |   By

Mark Thiessen/AP
Alaska Governor Bill Walker, a political independent, halted his re-election campaign and endorsed his Democratic challenger, former Sen. Mark Begich.
Neither had appeared capable of defeating the Republican front-runner, former state Senator Mike Dunleavy.
Walker said his decision to bow out was based entirely on what he felt was "best for Alaska."
Public opinion surveys were already showing Dunleavy running well ahead of the two other men and indicated Begich had greater support than the incumbent governor.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska Governor Bill Walker, a political...
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Texas newspaper that endorsed Ted Cruz in 2012 is now throwing its support behind Democrat Beto O'Rourke for the midterm election

Texas newspaper that endorsed Ted Cruz in 2012 is now throwing its support behind Democrat Beto O'Rourke for the midterm election

29 days ago   |   By

Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool, File
The Houston Chronicle has endorsed Democrat Beto O'Rourke for US Senate in Texas over the Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz.
The newspaper endorsed Cruz in 2012, but this time around, it had some harsh words for the junior senator, saying Cruz has "exhibited little interest in addressing the needs of his fellow Texans during his six years in office."
The closely watched race between O'Rourke and Cruz has helped to boost O'Rourke, who raised more than $38 million in the third quarter. However, his chances of becoming Texas' first elected...
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